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    The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    When a passenger got on the bus quickly, which word should be used?

    The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 28-May-2014 at 15:42.

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    #2

    Re: The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    When a passenger got on the bus quickly, which word should look use?

    The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    Thanks.
    We get on buses.

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    #3

    Re: The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    I am not a teacher.

    If he ran into it he'd probably get a headache.

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    #4

    Re: The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    If he ran into it he'd probably get a headache.
    How long have you been reading my thoughts?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    "The person ran to the bus and got on it."
    Is it correct?

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    #6

    Re: The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    "The person ran to the bus and got on it."
    Is it correct?
    I think it should be "The person got on the bus quickly."

    My original sentence did not say that I ran to the bus. I say that I climb up the steps of the bus quickly. (I think this sentence is also correct.)

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    #7

    Re: The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I say that I climb up the steps of the bus quickly.
    May I simply say "rush into the bus"?

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    Re: The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    May I simply say "rush into the bus"?
    No. As we've said, we get on or onto buses, not into.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    Can I say "I climb up the steps of the bus quickly when boarding it"?

    Thanks.

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    #10

    Re: The passenger ran into/onto the bus.

    If you want to be overly wordy, yes. And it would have to be a bus with steps. Here, that wouldn't work. There's only one "step" a passenger has to take - from the pavement to the bus. Once they're on board the bus, they might climb the stairs to the top deck.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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